Jagatsinghpur district came into being on April 01, 1993. Prior to that, it was a part of the old Cuttack district which was divided into four new districts.
Jagatsinghpur is located between 19° 58′ North to 20° 23′ North Latitude and 86° 30′ East to 86° 45′ East Longitude. The geographical area of the district is 1759 sq km. The district is surrounded by the Bay of Bengal in the East, Kendrapara district in the North, Cuttack district in the West and Puri district in the South. The area of the district is 1,668 sq km that accounts for 1.07 percent of the total area of the State.
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The nearest airport present is at Bhubaneswar. To avail the airlines facility, the other two ways of communication is quite comfortably available from Jagatsinghpur.
Because new & big companies are starting their wings at this place, the facility of Railways is a must.
The roadways from the district to other places of the State are very well connected, but the conditions of the roads are still to be improved a lot.
Where to stay?
As at other places of the State, the facility for staying like, lodging/accommodations available are not of very high standards, but good & affordable hotels can be gettable. The range of hotels and food facilities available at Orissa is always suitable for all classes of people/traveler.
- Makar MelaMakar Sankranti(January) is celebrated with pomp and gaiety in mid-January, when the Sun enters the orbit of Capricon. Sun God is worshiped with great fervor and enthusiasm by one and all. The festival can be best enjoyed at Jagatsinghpur.
- Bali YatraTo commemorate the glorious past of commercial voyages to the islands of Bali, Java and Sumatra by Odishan Traders, a big fair called ‘Bali Yatra’ (November-December) is held at Paradeep on the full moon day of Kartik.
The key crops of the district are paddy, sugarcane, turmeric and cotton. Processing, manufacturing, reparing and fisheries industries have a dominant contribution towards the economic development of Jagatsinghpur.